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    Posted September 20, 2012 by
    Lakewood, Colorado
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    Colo. Sen. Nicholson awarded Legislator of the Year


    Colorado Senator Jeanne Nicholson was honored as Legislator of the Year by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). The ceremony took place at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) on September 19, 2012 and featured top administrators from CCCS and RRCC. Jeanne Nicholson has been a tremendous asset to community colleges statewide but she was very gracious in her acceptance of the award, giving most of the credit back to the CCCS and RRCC staff. The multipart ceremony at Red Rocks also honored many student groups and featured a tour of RRCC’s latest accomplishment, a student health clinic designed to offer student-fee paying students quality health care for little to no cost. A group of honored quests, led by RRCC Michelle Haney, toured the new student health clinic with great interest. After the award ceremony, Sen. Nicholson was very interested to hear about the benefits the clinic offered students without health insurance or students temporarily on their parents plan because of the steep discounts the clinic offers. RRCC is very proud of its new student health clinic and senator Nicholson should be very proud of all she has done for community college students statewide.

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